Library closed on Juneteenth

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in commemoration of Juneteenth. We will reopen at the regular time on Thursday, June 20.

Embroidery Machine

Enhance your projects with our Embroidery Machine.

Embroidery Machine

What You'll Need

Please bring any additional materials necessary for your project.


No cost to use the machine or the materials provided.

What You Can Do

Perfect for projects of all kinds, including lanyards, pouches, pillow cases, bean bags, and more. Check out some of the sites below for project ideas, and check out Creativebug for free for class, tips, tricks, and more!

Reservation Information and Guidelines


You may also call 515-283-4152 x3 to reserve the station.

Customers are permitted one two hour session per day.


  • Library card required
  • Ages 13 and up
  • Users under the age of 13 must be accompanied by parent/guardian
  • Reservations may be submitted two weeks in advance
  • Limit of two hours per day, per individual
  • Walk-in appointments are subject to availability
  • Covered drinks are welcome; food is not permitted
  • DMPL’s Customer Behavior Policy and Internet Use Policy apply